3 Reasons Choosing the Right Recruiting Partner Is Critical to HR Success in 2021
Solid partnerships are often crucial to business success. The right clients, the correct staff members, and critical contractors are necessary to take your business to the next level. Outsourcing your hiring to a firm that has your back allows you to gain back time, re-focus on your existing staff, and improve your finances.
2020 taught us we must be nimble, creative, and open to new ways of doing business. Now is the time to make a commitment to improving your way of hiring. If you’re regularly hiring, keeping the process in-house or utilizing an underperforming outsource partner is inefficient. We’re not doubting your team’s capability. It’s actually the opposite. We know your time can be better spent.
In industries like healthcare, manufacturing, trucking, and services providers — your success lies in your people. They must show up, bring necessary skills or a desire to learn, and believe in your mission.
Here are 3 benefits to reconsidering the way you outsource and manage your hiring in 2021:
1. HR Departments are Busy — Gain Back Time
Making a good hire takes so….much...time. You know the drill. From writing the job description, creating and maintaining ads, responding to inquiries, sifting through applications, setting up interviews, then re-going through the applications, setting up more interviews.
In the end, you’ve spent some time on the crucial qualification process, but you’ve spent countless hours on administrative tasks. This is time lost that has little measurable benefit to your company’s core business.
Time is a precious resource. Wouldn’t it be nice to be introduced to pre-qualified candidates and have more time for other tasks? Outsourcing is a win-win when you partner with the right recruiting agency.
2. Re-Focus on Your Existing Team
Once you outsource - or change who you choose to partner with — what will you do with our new-found time?
Will you finally get through your to-do list?
What about that wellness program you want to implement?
Or the procedure updates continually getting pushed off?
Maybe continuing education or more personal development landed on your New Year’s resolution list?
Spending time on your existing team will pay off in the form of decreased turnover, improved engagement, and less absenteeism.
3. Make a Positive Effect on Your Company’s Bottom Line
At CRB we advocate for direct-hires as opposed to temporary employees. A direct hire feels valued, is more likely to seek growth opportunities, and buys into your core business’s mission. In turn, you have a harder working and more dedicated individual on your team.
Top reasons for transitioning away from a temporary workforce business model:
You know as well as we do, the costs associated with hiring and training a new hire add up quickly. Reducing these costs year after year allows your business to realize greater profits.
This year re-focus on yourself, your team, and your existing business.
Outsource Your Hiring Needs to CRB Consulting Group
CRB believes in clear, professional, and mutually beneficial relationships. We’re not a staffing agency. We don’t believe in "temp-workers". And there are no commission checks or hourly fees for our services. This brings budget clarity to your recruiting plan. These factors set our services apart from other agencies.
Our simplified process is recruiting re-imagined. You get the hires you need for one monthly fee. Need 2 hires this month but 10 during your busy season, no problem!
There’s no better time. We all shifted the way we work in 2020. Let’s embrace the change. We’re ready to bring efficiency and process improvement to your Human Resources department. When you realize it’s time to offload your outdated hiring and staffing processes, we’ll be here. Let us be your 2021 partner in hiring.
A Fresh Perspective on Recruiting
As we head into the holidays, it’s the perfect time of year for reflection. 2020 may not hold our favorite memories, but there are just a few short weeks remaining. This time is sure to include the holiday hustle, end of the year reviews, budget analysis, and planning for what’s to come.
As you look into 2021 from a business perspective, there’s likely one certainty. Whether due to increased demand or provoked by turnover, hiring will be on your 2021 to-do list. At CRB Consulting Group, we're here to take the hassle out of hiring.
As we ring in the new year, the pandemic won’t magically disappear, and life as we knew it may not instantly return at the stroke of midnight. But 2021 is sure to include positive turning points. Does your hiring process keep you up at night? Then one of your New Year’s resolutions needs to be streamlining recruiting. It’s time to have an open mind about new and improved ways of doing business. Embracing change is a must for your success and sanity!
If you’re like us, you’re a people person. You miss the in-person meetings, the handshakes, and actually seeing the smile on your teammate’s face. We don’t want to hide behind a mask any more than you do. But at CRB, we’re choosing to see the positives that have come out of this strange year. The curveballs 2020 threw our way have shined a light on our true purpose. We’re here to help:
If you’ve struggled with the changes, you’re not alone. But we’re here to encourage you to look for the silver lining as you plan for 2021.
What’s new in 2021
While you may be skating by during this busy time of year, envisioning how you want next year to look can benefit your company. So what’s on your 2021 to-do list? While no two lists will be alike, gaining efficiencies, and spending wisely will likely intertwine themselves into everyone’s goals.
Whether your staff has been bouncing back and forth between the office and home, your production lines are working around the clock, your healthcare facility is bursting at the seams or for those of you in transportation, the wheels have never stopped turning — at the core, these struggles all trickle down to your team. The people.
Would saying goodbye to an inbox filled with unqualified candidate applications make you more productive? We’d bet highly on this one. Knowing where and when to outsource can be a real struggle for business professionals.
You have a ‘do it all’ mindset. And while we have full faith in your abilities, there isn’t enough time in the day to do everything efficiently and effectively. If you’ve been struggling with hiring and staff retention, we highly encourage you to review our services.
Remaining focused on your big goals is more important than ever. Remember, you don’t have to have every step mapped out today. In fact, short-term plans and goals are often the most effective in an ever-changing landscape. This allows you to remain nimble and pivot when a curve ball comes your way.
Your bottom line
Believe it or not, a solid human resources department can have a significant impact on a company's bottom line. From skilled labor and line workers to health aids, and truck drivers — hiring continues to present its challenges. And bad hires, short-termers, and turnover cost your company and negatively affect your bottom line.
When you hand the candidate selection process over to CRB, we’ll introduce you to prequalified, direct-hire candidates. We work on a retainer structure, which means no pay-per-hire or commission style relationships. At the end of the day, we have to perform to maintain your business and to build lasting relationships.
So what makes us different? When you start working with us, you’ll immediately have budget clarity around hiring. You can cross the resume shuffle off your to-do list. And you gain access to our geo-targeted technology that puts your job post right into the hands of ideal candidates, literally. We’d love the opportunity to share more!
At the end of the day, we’re ready to be your partner in recruiting, hiring, employee retention, and even training. So whether it’s over virtual coffee or behind a mask, we’ve embraced the new normal and we’re ready to partner with businesses eager to grow as we head into 2021 — a year sure to be filled with opportunity, growth, and hope.
Whether you’re here in our SE Minnesota neighborhood or hundreds of miles away, our technology and process can be applied to your industry. Give us a call to learn more about the opportunities available for your unique business.
Embracing our Purpose in 2020
2020 has undoubtedly been a turbulent year. Every industry held its breath as the economy shut down. We were all affected in some way, and likely still are. While some industries were hit with a boom and struggled to keep up, others faced a down-turn, layoffs, or closures. From working at home to face masks and plexiglass, change is something we’ve all had to embrace.
At CRB Consulting Group we had a front-row seat to the ever-changing workforce landscape. But as the year has unfolded, 2020 has solidified our purpose. Our purpose is to help people. We help our clients to have successful growing businesses and we help job seekers to find enjoyable, long-term work. We’re not just a recruiting agency; we’re the partner that helps streamline the processes and relationships that come along with hiring, especially during times of uncertainty.
More than ever, we have a heightened awareness of the fact that we’re working to support the backbone industries of our local community — manufacturing, healthcare, and transportation. We care for our community and we’ve felt the communities support back.
While our country may feel divided, when you look into individual communities you find people linking arms and supporting each other’s needs. We’ve seen this first hand here in the Rochester area and we take pride in knowing we’re doing our part. We’re helping people find stable work during an unsettling time. Sean Cloutier, CRB Founder and President, said it best, “It’s about more than the paycheck, we’re helping folks make a positive change in their life and regain confidence.” Our focus is on people and at the end of the day, people rely on stable work.
People are at the core of every business. For our clients — we’ve stuck together, we’re thankful for these ongoing partnerships. But we’re most proud to say we’re putting people back to work in 2020. From skilled labor manufacturing workers, and healthcare facility aids, to truck drivers — we’re helping people from all walks of life make a positive change in their lives through meaningful work.
We’ve had tough conversations and heard disheartening stories from job seekers and employers alike throughout the year. While people turn to recruiting agencies when they can’t find work, we like to think we find them something more than just a paycheck. Our goal is to place people in new positions or careers where they will be valued as a long-term employee. We are not a temp agency. We care about the long-term success of everyone involved.
“If you expect to be successful in this industry, you have to care. You need to bring passion to the table for both your client’s success as well as the future of candidates you’re providing them.” — Sean Cloutier
Getting to know our clients, on both sides — the employer and the employee — has proven more important than ever. 2020 has engrained the word essential into all of our minds. We approach our recruiting solutions with the mindset that all employers and employees are essential.
Once secure industries like manufacturing, retail, healthcare, and foodservice, have faced uncertainty and change this year. At the same time, other industries flourished, but none-the-less had to balance change in keeping their staff and customers safe and healthy.
In our line of work, our candidates looking for work are all essential as they must care for themselves or their family. And regardless of the good or service a company provides, companies are essential to their staff and to their unique industry. We’re helping lower the unemployment levels on the local level — years from now this is something positive we’ll remember from 2020.
While we’ve always felt like part of a team when it comes to our clients, 2020 has us realizing the bigger social impact at play. We’re choosing to look forward with positivity. The workforce challenges we face today will likely follow us for many months to come. But with our minds set on helping our local community, we’re ready to step up to the challenge.
Looking for work or having trouble staffing? Learn more about our unique approach, we’re here to help. Give us a call when you’re ready to make a positive change.